Strength Sports

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Strength Sports

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: This module aims to provide opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles and theories of strength and conditioning practice, and their application to a variety of sports and performance-based settings. The module content will be drawn from a broad base of research theory and applied methodologies that currently form the basis of contemporary strength and conditioning practice. Additional content will focus on developing proficiency in the fundamental performance aspects of strength training such as Olympic Weightlifting and aspects of complex training. This module will also provide video and notational analysis workshops, as well as coaching feedback methodologies, which will be delivered through lectures, lab sessions and student centred learning. Aspects of nutrition for elite performance in this field will also permeate throughout the module content. Ethical issues as they relate to the field of strength and conditioning training will also be addressed.

    Syllabus: Principles and theories of strength/conditioning practice; application of this to a variety of sports and performance-based settings; muscle anatomy, group names and physiology; bone and connective tissue; research theory and applied methodologies in strength and conditioning practice; developing proficiency in the fundamental performance aspects of strength training; fundamental strength/conditioning training; stability and balance methods; complex strength conditioning training; Olympic Weightlifting; programme design and implementation; safety issues in strength/conditioning; testing protocols and administration; provision of video and notational analysis workshops; critical analysis of performance technique through video analysis; coaching feedback methodologies; nutrition for elite performance; current concepts in performance nutrition; nutritional requirements for strength sports.

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